Delicious and Nutritious Pond Scum Soup

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Delicious and Nutritious Pond Scum Soup
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on December 02, 2023

Pond Scum Soup is a flavorful and healthy dish that is perfect for adventurous eaters. Made with fresh ingredients and packed with nutrients, this soup is surprisingly delicious. It takes only a few minutes to prepare, making it a quick and easy meal option. Try this unique recipe and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills.


  • 1 cup pond scum (algae)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the diced carrot, celery, and potato. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Add the pond scum and spinach leaves. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove from heat and let the soup cool slightly.
  9. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Algae are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Pond scum is a sustainable source of food.
  • Soup made with algae can help support a healthy immune system.